MONROE, NJ–In the nightcap of the GMC Hoops
doubleheader at the 2016 MJBL Spring League played at the Monroe Recreation Center, the Monroe Falcons took on STM Splash at 7:40 PM, and rolled to an easy victory. Sparked by early threes by Mike Kides and AK Patel, and a later three by Kevin Shea along with a layup by Patel, Monroe jumped out to a 17-0 lead over the first 8:53 of the contest.
STM Splash didn’t get on the board until the 9:06 mark of the game and never recovered as the Falcons continued to pour it on with a putback from Kenny Synsyn, a three by Matt Hoyt, and another trey by Kides. AK Patel, who had at least 10 points in the first half, then added three scores over the final minutes of the half as Monroe took a 37-7 lead into the intermission.
From there, Monroe, which improved to 7-0 on the Spring and is currently tied for first place in the West Division, cruised to a 65-33 win. The Falcons will be back in action again on Sunday with a 7:00 PM game against the Howell Hurricanes at the Central Jersey Basketball facility in Morganville. Below are game notes from the action:
15:56–MON–jumps out to a 6-0 lead on threes by Mike Kides and A.K. Patel.
15:22–MON–three pointer for a 9-0 lead.
11:53–MON–now up 14-0 after an AK Patel layup and a three from the top of the key by Kevin Shea.
11:07–STM–timeout after a three from the right wing by MON for a 17-0 lead.
9:06–STM–sinks runner for first points of the game and a 17-2 MON lead.
8:00–STM–fouled and makes 1 of 2 FTs for a 17-3 MON lead.
6:53–MON–now up 22-5 after a putback by Kenny Synsyn and a three from the top of the key by Matt Hoyt.
5:06–MON–Kides sinks trey from left corner off a kick out by Synsyn after an earlier layup by AK Patel for a 27-5 lead.
3:06–MON–scores last 6 points including two layups by AK Patel for a 33-7 lead.
0:00–MON–adds two more scores including a layup by AK Patel for a 37-7 halftime lead.
16:23–MON–Kides knocks down a jumper from right side to end 5-2 STM start for a 41-12 lead.
14:35–MON–Kides three pointer from right side for a 44-14 lead.
10:11–MON–Good ball movement leads to Hoyt three for a 47-16 lead.
6:53–MON–Peter Nesti knocks down a trey from right corner to end 4-0 STM run for a 52-20 lead.
4:35–MON–now leads 59-25 after a three by Luke Patel and a score in transition by Synsyn.
2:01–MON–Hasan Reid scores on putback of missed FT for a 61-28 lead.
1:25–MON–Reid dribbles down lane for layup and a 63-28 lead.
38.5–MON–Reid scores again from down low for a 65-30 lead.